Case Report

An uncommon cause of mechanical intestinal obstruction: gossypibioma case report


  • Dursun Özgür Karakaş
  • İbrahim Yılmaz
  • İlker Sücüllü
  • Ergün Yücel
  • Ahmet Ziya Balta
  • Yavuz Özdemir

Received Date: 26.07.2011 Accepted Date: 26.09.2011 Gulhane Med J 2012;54(4):326-328

Gossypiboma is uncommon and used to describe a retained surgical swab in the body after an operation. Although, intestinal obstruction occurs frequently after postoperative adhesions, gossyipiboma can be seen as a rare cause. In this article, we report an 80 year-old woman who was operated for mechanical bowel obstruction depending on a migrated surgical sponge into ileum lumen which retained 20 years ago.

Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, gossypibioma